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>> hello and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. parliament calls for new elections. protestors say that's not enough. in ukraine, a symbolic gesture. as protestors topple a statute of a hero. >>> and early venezuelan elections, as that country struggles. tonight the crisis deepens in thailand. the prime minister suddenly dissolves parliament and is calling for new elections. picture of thousands rallying in the capitol where it is 11:00 in the morning. opposition party resigns from conflict. and the conflict is not over yet. wayne hay has the latest. >>> there is no indication that the prime minister will dissolve parliament, that they will change their goals. those goals have in fact changed a bit over the past few weeks. at first they said they would accept house dissolution. that quickly changed into their goal being the removal of the regime, referring to the former prime minister who was ousted in 2006 and lives in self proclaimed compile. his sister is now prime minister. they say the government is corrupt, this current government is corrupt and only
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york. i am jonathan betz. [ music ] >> a day of prayer and reflexion for nelson mandela. services are held in south africa and half a world away in the u.s. to honor his legacy. >> linennon comes krarning down >> peace keepers in the central contr control. >> massive problems in the midwest, a big winter storm pushes towards the east coast. [ music ] >> we begin tonight with a national day of prayer for the man called south africa's greatest son, nelson mandela was the topic in pulpits around the world today. services of all face honored the former president. a steady flow of more thurners candles and stood with others praying for the civil rights leader. there were scenes like this across sfrikdz today. more now from al jazeera nick schifrin. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbo nation. his struggle wasn't on behalf of black south africans but on behalf of all segregated and humiliated by racist rulers. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens of all races and religion say mandela created that had unity
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. i'm jonathan betz with today's top stories. [ singing ] >> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanct
>> helicopter. welcome to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz live in new york. >> protest orders in ukraine toppel a statute of a soviet hero. anger mounts to the government's push to go closer with russia. >>> peace keepers are on patrol as the president admits he's losing control in south america. >>> a day of prayer and reflexion for new mexico new mexico from south sfrikdz to half a world away. people honoring his legacyafricf a world away. people honoring his legacy. the same snowstorm that caused problems in the midwest is bringing dangerous weather to the northeast. we will begin at ukraine's capitol where protests reached a new level. the movement saw its biggest crowds yet. ukraine is bitterly divided over whether it should grow closer with europe or russia. it triggered deep anger now directed at soviet symbols. al jazeera tim friend has the latest from kiev. >> reporter: the protest went on into the night. ukrainian nationalists celebrated the top elling of kiev's statue of lenin shouting yanokovich, you are next. some ahave been camped out for two weeks. they
this country with honor. >> ron reagan is a political analyst and jonathan capehart is an msnbc contributor. ron, this sort of old republican thing here about making fun of people because they're unemployed, i think of factory towns where the factory closes. and it's very hard to imagine just pulling up stakes and heading to some other part of the world to get a job. but that's what i guess rand paul thinks they ought to do quick as hell. and the idea the unemployed want to be unemployed is crazy because everybody hates being unemployed. everybody i met hated it except for a short time, nobody wants to watch television all day when they could be an active part of society and proud of themselves. >> well, it's another example that the republicans or particular republicans of being just counterfactual on the one hand. there are no studies that indicate that, you know, if you receive unemployment, you then don't want to work. and from a common sense point of view, how do you imagine that somebody who's already earned an inadequate salary is now going to be satisfied earning half of that money
of that situation? is that father jonathan? i saw you in the shot there. see you, father jonathan. jon: come out. >> gift for jesus. father jonathan gives his opinion to us next. jon: fox news alert. we're told the president and first lady will be heading to south africa to pay respects to the memory of nelson mandela. he of course died yesterday at the age of 95. the funeral is scheduled for december 15th and the obamas will be attending. >> one of the things that we talked about a lot with nelson mandela is paying it forward. that ties into the next story more than spreading holiday cheer. growing movement, tips for jesus, surprising restaurants and bar servers with tips in the hundreds sometimes thousands of dollars. this one for $5,000 for a $557 drink bill at a bar in michigan. the movement is gaining steam in response to a tip left by a pastor in st. louis, i give god 10%, why should i give you 18? apparently people think that was message for jesus. tips for jesus is doing opposite for that. we have to talk about jesus with somebody who knows bit. father jonathan morris, fox news religion
>>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz in new york. investigators ascertaining for what went wrong after a deadly train derailment in new york. the first in decades. >> we lost four new yorkers this morning. we have 11 critically injured who are still in the hospitals, and i would ask all new yorkers to remember them in your prayers tonight. >> ukraine has seen a large protest as the orange revolution nine years ago. >> and the leader of protests in thailand is calling for
jonathan betz in new york. >> we are going fast and as it hit the curve, it was flying. moments of panic on a new york train as investigators tried to figure out what went wrong. >>> anger growing in ukraine. the largest protest in that country in nearly a decade. >>> demands that thailand's prime minister must go violent in bangkok streets and calls for a national strike. >>> tonight, crews are
kim jong-un's first purge. jonathan hunt is live with more. jonathan? >> reporter: very interesting, jon. this is a clear sign that kim jong-un, the leader of north korea very much wants to could consolidate and demonstrate his power. in the two years he has been the north korean leader, his uncle has been very much been the power behind the thrown. now he has been thrown out in disgrace. take a look at these pictures from a party meeting over the weekend. that is tac being escorted out of that party meeting. now many purges have happened in north korea but few have been made as public as this one. with those pictures being released, also a long statement read on state television, giving what the party said were the reasons for uncle jong being purged. statement said in part, quote, abusing his power, he engrossed in irregularities and corruption. had improper relations with several women and was wined andy restaurants. idealogically sick and extremely idle he used drugs and squandered foreign currency at casinos while he was receiving medical treatment in a foreign country under th
for obama care so blame them for your troubles. as jonathan allen writes, if they aren't aware of the law's upside or can't remember it amid the problems with the rollout, democrats will be holding on to a anchor rather than a buoy which leads us back to the presidential pr pitch and peter alexander outside the white house. you just heard the president's speech. do you think the bully pulpit has lost its power at this point? >> reporter: a lot of people who paid attention to the last couple of months for this white house feel they've heard events not too dissimilar to this multiple times. this is the reboot, 3.0. the white house feels strongly this is the time it's going to work. the president made it pretty clear, krystal, you can make fun of me or kind of give me a hard time or website a hard time but you can't give this law a hard time. what was noticeable was the standing ovation when he said this law, affordable care act is not going to be repeal as long as i'm president and that got everybody on their feet, people who benefit from the law at this time. one of the real focuses is the
by introducing the witnesses. the first witness is jonathan turley of public interest law at george washington university law school. professor turley is a legal scholars who's written extensively in areas ranging from constitutional law to legal theory and portable. he's published over 3,000 academic articles into 750 articles in newspapers including "new york times," usa today and at "the wall street journal." he's been recognized as the second most cited professor in the country. the second witness is nicolas rosenkranz a professor of law at georgetown university law center. professor rosenkranz served and advised the federal government in a variety of capacities including as a clerk to supreme court justice anthony kennedy and as an attorney advisor to the department of legal counsel. he has published numerous articles including the subjects of the constitution which is the single most downloaded article up at the constitutional interpretation of the history of the social sciences research network. the third witness is simon lazarus senior counsel with the accountability center. he's a mem
. that is the way the world goes. on e-mail this morning -- jonathan is on our line for independents in woodbridge virginia. caller: the statement you just read is basically my comment. overall the government has way too much power now. the distrust of the citizens has gone out of hand. the bag that we would just be able to bear arms to protect dcaelves, if i drive into cannot take a weapon to protect myself. my wife cannot even have mace on her unless it is registered. what really is no and to they can book on us. there's a lot of momentum going the wrong way. what would you like to see lawmakers do? a spendinghave problem and it has gone out of control. as a former military member, if you cannot pay the military to do their jobs it is not going to take too long for them to -- try to recognize that. stop spending on entitlement programs and things that are automatic and make government be the mandatory evil of providing basic defense. secondly, big regulation should be in place for our surveillance agencies. i think the patriot act needs to be repealed. they can definitely put you into tame it. t
of the national park service, jonathan jarvis, that we oppose the oppose this by limiting the public use of waterways. this will keep my constituents from enjoying the riverways that belong to them. mr. speaker, i urge my constituents to attend public meetings in salem and even kirkwood to show opposition to obama administration's park service' attempts to restrict ur access to our rivers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. green: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to thank congressman christopher smith for leading a codel to the philippines. i, along with congressman trent franks were members of the codel, and i want people to know that there is still great work to be done for our friends in the philippines. this picture depicts some of the damages that we were able to see while we were there in a province of the philippines. this is an
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